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>> sean: tonight on the green >> sean: tonight on the green >> tonight a special edition of hannity. they say science is on their side and there's nothing left te debate. there are some glaring errors it the so-called science and how science and politicians and big business turned it into a multi-billion dollars describe. but first how environmentism turned into over the climate and we start at the beginning of thn green wind he will. >> the planet has a fever. >> the threat from climate change is serious, it's urgent,s and it is growing.
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>> global warming hysteria is spreading across the country. >> the entire relationship between humanity and our planet has been radically altered. i >> people fear the planet will parrish unless they drastically alter how they go about their daily lives. but how does preserving theg? planet go to the fearmongering? >> the mod everyone movement straining up in the 1960s and very early 1970s and it represented a huge, a wholesale break with the tradition conservation that existed in america for about 100 >> two significant books were published in the 1960's that made the modern environmental movement what it is today. in 1962 racial carson's book "silent spring" was released. she condemned the overuse of pesticides. >> aerial spraying of pesticides
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should beial brought under strt control. >> al gore wrote it had a profound impact on his life. p racial carson was one of thehy reasons i became so conscious of the environment and so involved with the >> rachel carson's book, "silenh spring" is often credited with paving the way for the environmental movement. there was a a time when there t a challenge to authority stemming partly from par the vie war, the sense that the leadership of the country might be takinge us in a wrong direction. that was carried over then to environmental issues, as well. >> it was read widely by people across the nation and particularly by students. it was during the period where the student revolution was breaking out in the united states. instead of always holding up the red book at your bible, theyrviv rediscovered rachel carson's little green book. >> anyone 1968 paul urlick's
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book, the population bomb, said we must, quote, rapidly bring the world population under control. he said it was causingrcro the d environmental problems and would lead he said while you f are reading these words, four people would have died from starvation, most of them children. >> these books are best sellerst because they foretell doom andpu and the population bomb was all about boom and gloom. most if to the all of what paul erlick pro has been disproven over time. >> sho and he said voluntary sterilization for both sections and give folks a series of final rewards and penalties designed to discourage reproduction. >> people who got involved in movements, like the anti-war movement, found in some ways it was an enjoyable experience so when the war finally did wind down they were look for another
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crusade to join. joi >> these two books were have you mental in the creation of eartt day. >> it was on april 22, 1970. that same date happens to be the birth date of lenon. a lot of folks say that was a coincident but there are a lot of radical environmentists at the time thatenvi thought this s very clever, it's an in-your-face to can'tism. >> and 20 million people participated in the first earth day across the country. so the environmental his steer yeah began. fear of global cooling startedd in the 1970s. now a cover story in the 1975 issue of news week magazineweek elevated the to a national level. it would more of into global warning as the science indicated that the temperatures wered t rising and not falling. but in movement with mesh with politich leaving environmentists as a cross-roads. patrick moore was one of the mounding members of greenpeace. >> around the mid-1980's theveme
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environmental movement was hijacked by the political left, and at the same time the berlin wall came down, communism ended andunis a lot of peace-necks, wo were basically anti-american and leftists in their thoughts moved into the movement bringing their neomarksism with them and they learned to tuesday in a general way that has more to do with anti-can'tism than anything with ecology. >> patrick moore left green piece in 1986. >> i left for two reasons. one was the larger issue i wanted to get out of pure confrontation politics, justnfro telling people what they should stop doing, doing, and start tok with peopleio to findns solutioi for sustain ability and the environment. when the environmental movement became so strongly politsized left against right, it was time for me to leave. >> but it wasn't just groups that began pushing theirpush agendas.ical >> it really got going
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officially in washington in 1988 when james hanson, who is a scientist at n.a.s.a. came and testified in front of congress about global warming andnd claiming it was a big issue, that it was real. this is what put this on congress' radar. >> from there the movement begao to deflate the political dialogue. >> up until probably the middle 1990s you had all these environmental groups out there, and they all had their own had concerns and their own causes,pt and they had to pick their spots. >> in 2006, the poster child for global warming came out with an infamous movie. >> here's manhattan. the world trade center would be under water. think of the impact of a couple0 thousand refugees and thengees imagine a couple million. >> for some reason then combination of people's desire for entertainment and for celebrities has one after another brought people to the forefront as heros, such as al gore, such as paul erlick, who r
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really don'tea necessarily have all the answers. i mean, it's absolutely crazy. al gore is not a scientist. he hasn't got a scientific bone in his body. he's a politician, a mass mover of propaganda. >> al gore's movie came out, and again, it was suddenly all over the popular culture and you had a guy who was out there that everybody new and he became thew sort of. face of this. he simply raised public awareness of. >> that and this brings us tos r present day where global warming necessarily a movement anymore but actually an indisputable fact. >> they have basically taken the science out of it, and instead there's this mixture of sensationalism, misinformation and fear. >> coming up, the u.n. enters the for ray with a climate change of its own but it's filled with shock being for strong bones, i take calcium.
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>> his stories have touched our lives and changed how we look at our world. geraldo rivera, celebrating 40 years in television. >> the enter governmental pbñ14@ on climate change, politicians i around the world cites it's work to support the claims.liti but how did the panel come intoc being and how objective is its science? >> the noble peace prize for 2007 is to be sharedred within e enter governmental panel on climate change and al gore jr. for their efforts to buildup and disseminate great knowledge about manmade climate change.e c >> the international panel on
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climate change known as the i. p. p. c., founded by the united nation necessary 1988, and how its findings have been used tohe justify some of the most extreme claims about global warming. but how did the group some so influential? the ippc conducts no scientifict research, rather it was found today row meet international climate agreements. a it was chartered to support possible future climatery so that's what they do. >> you can look at their inspiration, the controversyial bureaucrat, samori strong. >> it began in the mind of one ambitious, very rich civil servant, who was one of the factions that always opened the un could be turned into a world government.
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>> inspired by a vision of themr u.n. running the world, he argued, quote, our concept of my ballot box democracy may need to be modified to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions, particularly in regard of safeguard the global environment, using a globalheir platform to force tribes to give up their sovereignty." he went on to use it on atmosphere outerspace. if you really take global warming as something you have to stop right now, that gives you entree to every aspect of a person's life. >> with the philosophy brooded in radicalism, the group has stopped at nothing to sell its agenda. >> the evidence is now overwhelming that the world would benefit greatly from the action, and that will only leadl to costs in economic and human terms that would become prouman gregively high.
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>> the panel claims to reflect the beliefs of a so-called scientific consensus. of >> the notion of science by authority is kind of stupid and counter to science as it is supposed to be conducted. only the politicians want science as a sensors of authority. >> the ippc sells it's agenda through assessment reports. the reports push for international treatise to curbti emissions byes painting a pictun of an an environment armagedon. critics object to how the reports are compiled. >> the sign tests who are lead authors on the ipc areauth nominated by their government. and so therefore the governmentg say that this represents science as we see it. >> oncee the they survey the scientific literature and claim to reflect it in their reports. >> they cherry pick literature e
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conclusions, they extend their window for what literature is acceptable for consideration if there's a paper they thinkpt a p and they ignore papers that don't. ig patrick michaels experienced the ipcc's bias firsthand. >> they initially said theyid would keep a paper of mine out even if they had to redefine what the peer review literature was. so they were bound and determine to have a point of view come through, and they succeeded. >> the su ippc's reputation has also come under fire for a series of errors contained ines its reports. >> the interesting thing abouthe those errors is they all point in the same direction toward creating a a problem where there isn't one and towards exaggerating it where there is. >> this is a graph used in the ippc's first and second assessment reports. it shows what scientists refer to as the medieval warm period, during which temperatures were as high or higher than they are now, if true, this cast doubt on the idea that humans caused global warming.
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a shockingly the medieval warm period was removed from this graph, which became the iconic image of the panel's 2001 report. >> instead of a big bump in thea medieval period as there had been in the 1990 report of the ippc and then much lower temperatures ever since, they straightened out the bump and they produced a huge increase in temperature from century to century. >> more troubling was a finding in the ippc's first assessment report that the warming we have witnessed over the past few decades could, quote, be largely due to natural variability. the scientists who contributed to the second assessment reporto came to a similar conclusion. >> now the u.n. bureaucrats realized the second report came out saying there was no discernible link between humanik activities and climate change, then people would begin to say why are we paying for all these junk gettings around the world every three months. >> when the second report was published in 1995, all the en
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how many humans are contributing was removed. >> they said the balance of evidence suggests there isdisc discernible human influence on globaluenc climate. it was changed after the peer review process. >> the most recent report published in 2007 seemed almosta amateurish. >> the 2007ippc report said, among other things, that all thi ice in the himalayas would be gone today. the lead author knew that figurm was incorrect. they didn't mean 2035, they meant 20350 and even then it50 won't be gone by then either but that's what they say. >> among the sensors cited in report, a student thesis. an environmental pressure group's press release and a feature article in a popular climber's magazine.r's the head of the ippc refuses to
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apologize for the report's numerous errors. >> i have no intentions of resigning from my position. i was elected by all the chrisni of -- the countries of the world and i have a job.and >> hopefully the group takes mo things more seriously when they prepare their next report due out in 2014. >> coming up, al gore leads the0 charge for an international climate agreement that would cripple the american economy.vl [ male announcer ] millions of men 45 and older
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>> welcome back. for decades the leaders pushed countries to sign international agreements but we found out they are much more than just about ps the environment. >> we up a have to agree that the a potential for serious s climate disruption is real. >> our firstmate step should beo set realistic and achievable binding emissions limits. >> that was 1997 and global warming hysteria reached a fever pitch. the u.n. and the ipcc pushed hard for an international agreement that would require nations to reduce their int carn emissions and the clintonqí&c @@ administration jumped onboard. >> now is the time to cut back emissions, design 21st century solutions, and begin the steps necessary to return our planet
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to the stable climate balance that has been enjoyed by our.hyt >> punish the united states, redistribute wealth and force developed nations to be industrialized. >> notice there were several proposals. none of them require anything by countries where emissions are not only going up, but i-rocketing. it'sskyr not about emissions, is about us. >> the push for an international climate treaty started with the kiota protocol in 1997 and when that failed it came at a latered conference. there was atrong push for a climate agreement. >> i believe it should beor realistic and binding limits to
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emissions and greenhouse gases. >> but the clinton-gore team face add major problem. the u.s. senate staunchly opposed any treaty that would harm the u.s. >> the senate gave unanimous,am not partisan but nonpartisan support for a resolution instructing the clinton-gore administration don't go to kioto in december and agree to any treaty unless it treats other like it does us and/or will not harm the united states economy. >> manyn: e opposed the treaty, including massachusetts i senatr john kerry, delaware senator joe bidden and barbara boxer and massachusetts senator ted kennedy, but that did not sit well with the vice president, who intervened the u.s. would signo m the accord regardless wt have the senatere had to say. >> after talking to ourre a negotiatators this morning and
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speaking on the phone a a short time ago with president clinton, i'm instructing our delegation right now to show increasedatan negotiating flexibility. >> with blatant disregard to the senate he agreed to a treaty obligating the united states to reduce its emotions below 1995 levels and he would goda along with it at any cost. >> it was a spectacular and utahly agreeing to terms that were drafted by europe solely to benefit europe and solely to disadvantage us. >> critics charged the treaty would have crippled the u.s. economy.have >> projections were electric rates would go up by 50 cents, natural gas prices between 30 and 50%. >> they also say it unfairly targeted the u.s. and other the industrialized nations. >> the idea was for the industrialized nations of the
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world, the wealthy nations, to g agree to binding limits on their gas emissions but dealing nations, including china and india, were left out. >> it exempts 150 countries, gives them a free ride. of course they are >>ed then he signed the protoco. >> the agreement is environmental sound. it reflects a commitment by our generation to act in the the interests of future generations. >> the senate, however, saw the things differently and made itel clear it would never ratify this treaty. >> in my opinion the kioto deale is deadal on arrival. it's designed to give some nations a preride, designed to raid energy costs inpr the u.s. >> ean: it showed american's willingness to apiecem environment alexer extremists. his spirit was revised at least year's copenhagen's conference, this time with president obama
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leading the charge. >> we come here in copenhagen because climate change poses a s grave and growing danger. >> but the summit was thrown oft course when a draft copy was leaked out. it forced countries to pay developing nations .5% of theiry gdp. we would have to give no one poor nations.mpt and it was a hope to redistribute to the third world. >> it was toweal bring about a m massive shift of wealth from the united states to developing countries. in effect the third world, including china, is saying we chinese will lend you $100 billion and you will payou interest and then you give it back to us and the other third world countries to clean up our environment and building more factories to compete with youryo american-made products.
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that's probably the worst deal p that i heard in all my 30 years in congress. al >> while a global environmental treaty eludeshile us, al gore ad president obama have put the u.s. in a dangerous spot byd showing that we will sacrifice our sovereignty for those who di not have our best interests at heart. >> stale head, the top climate scientists caught green handed pushing an alarmist agenda. their e-mails and the scandal straight ahead.
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will. sceptics long doubted the science behind global warming and the reasons showed they had good reason to be suspicious. >> in november, 2009, an unknown hacker released thousands of e-mails from the university of east anliast east unit sparking a controversy that will be knowl as climate gate. they want to hide the real convenient truth that the evidence t supporting manmade global warming is far from conclusive. it provided temperature data to both government and organizatioe like the u.n.'s enter governmental panel on climate change. the unit run by renown scientist bill joan corroborate with michael mann, head of the earth science center. >> michael mann and bill jones are probably the two main figures in a very small click of
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scientists. they make sure their view of climate scientology is seen as the correct or dominant view in the scientific literature. >> now their view of climate science is michaelel mann's hockey stick graph.empe it restricts temperatures over the pas past 1,000 years. it shows the earth warming at ae alarming rate in the 20th century. >> it became an icon. it was central to virtually every government's argument that something had to be done about global warming now. >> however, the science behindse the graph is questionable, starting with qu mann's data ana his use of cone pine trees. these trees do not make good specimens forgood data collecti. >> pretty much everyone whoho h looked at them, including the national center of science panel said they shouldn'ting used for
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temperature studies. >> subsequent studies show a key step in his technique toerat generate a hockey stick even if random numbers are used. this was the case in the first seven panels of this chart. >> he used a mathematical technique that loaded all the weight of the final graph on these pines, and that's what really distorted the picture. >> in fact when the hockey stick is compared to another tree ring graph by the climatologist keith, the results converge sharply around 1960. it shows mann and jones struggling with what they should present to the public in the ippc report to account for the discrepancy. >> what are they going to do about the fact that keith's graph is going in the wrong direction and it detracts from the nice tidy story they want to tell. so in that case they chopped off theost post 1960 portion of briffa's graph. >> and they faced another problem like t that when they prepared a report for the world
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organization. in an e-mail uncovered in climate-gate he writes about using mike's nature trick to hide thel th decline. the hockey stick proves lucrative for michael mann. last year alone he received $2.4 million in stimulus money and that's not all.>> >> at least $19 million, $2 million has come into cru in recent years. it's come from the european unions it's come from n.a.t.o., it's come from the united nations and the united states of america. >> and scrutiny from ross and steven mcintyre. >> we saw the hockey stick graph all over the someplace people kept referring to it aser t sorf the last word on the subject. so it was intriguing the role it was playing, including in policl discussions.ic >> it trying he had numerous e-mails between mahn, jones, and the rest of the team behind the hockey stick graph.form
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mann writes of his research, quote, this is the sort of dirty laundry one doesn't want to fall into the handsy o of those wholl might i potentially try to distt things. that, talkingails about dirty laundry and distortion and deletion and tricks, it really does mock the integrity of the scientific method and those of us who are really serious about science. e-mails that show the manipulation of data were veryta incriminating but the written discussions about destroyingbout records proved to be the most >> once they were's asked, and e e-mail of jones from mann asking him to delete any e-mails he had relating to the ipc report andnd he were going to ask their other colleagues to do the same. >> it doesn't stop there. hockey graph team was determined to prevent opposing view points from gaining tracks. the prime example, in 2005 they
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attempted to discredit the editor of the signtism journal "geophysical research letters" after he published a paper mc questioning the hockey graph. >> there was evidence they were trying to get the editor of the juneal science, the fact that they did actually engage in a conspiracy to try to get him forced out is a game indicative of an effort toward theich scientific process by is disturbing. >> critics claim it led theiritc allegiance to the hockey stick cloud their judgment. >>issu the hockey stick was knoo the ippc as a problem five years ago. instead of having an independenr author in the assessment, they had a close associate of the people involved. >>ciat that close associate wase other than hockey team member keith briffa. so what did sceptics think of
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his report? >> partisan hardly covers it. it was first of all incompetent. i don't think he read the papers he was summarizing. >> the e-mails went viral and five investigations were launched. while the vi scientists were cleared of wrongdoing, critics called she's investigations a sh sham. >> all of these inquiries havesa been a disappointment. in a sense, the documentation is there and the record is there.e we are still waiting for a real inquiry to be formed that will get to the bottom of what we know. >> while the culprits claim>> s incense, they are still trying to rewrite history. in a recent interview with the bbc, mann said this about the graph. thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it ao central icon of the climate change debate. >> while the, quote, investigations, turned up nothing, thect impact is clear. >> the reputation of the cru has been trashed. the united nations has becomeato more of a laughingstock than ever because they seem to buyou everythingt coming out of the
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>> welcome back to the greenan wind hesw will. obama's answer to the global warm is one of the most controversial solutions being shopped today. >> every bit of pollution sent into the atmosphere, it that pollute for is being charged for it. >> it's known as cap and trade. but what does it actually mean.
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>> the government caps how much co2 companies produce and allows them to trade credits. >> if one firm has high costss and another firm has low costs to reduce pollution, the idea is the low cost firm can create credit and sell them to the other company. the idea of cap and trade you leave it to the marketplace to c determine what measures should be used to reduce it's really a misnomer to say po that cap and trade is a sa market-based business. at best you might call it market socialism because you are essentially -- >> it's called the chicago e climate exchange or the ccx. the company declined an interview request but a a spokesperson explained that their purpose is to, quote, help prepare businesses and markets for potential regulations at the international or federal levels
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while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a rule-based exchangeange platform. the founder is richard sandor, named by time magazine as a leader in carbon trading. >> he said why don't we start a carbon exchange for greenhouse g gas. he got foundation grants from liberal foundations like the joyce foundation, who at the time one of the board members was barack obama. >> the presidentpr left to becoe the execute-vice president of ccs. the vice president was the foundation's former director. >> usually you don't need foundation fund to go set up a commodities exchange. there's usually plenty of private money because there's usually lots of profit in madind commodities. carbon is different because we r will make that market artificially. >> in 2006 it wasean: acquired y
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climate exchange plc, that was then acquired this year for intercontinental exchange for approximately $600 million. among those who benefited financially,al gore's company,nd generation management, and goldmanchs sachs, which at one point owned a percentage.'s a >> there's a lot of green to bei made in being green. >> andepor the cap and trade sy, many scientists and economists claim not only is it a bad idea, it's also nearly impossible to implement. former n.a.s.a. scientist dr. roy spencer said the energyg technology necessary to make a large scale from fossil fuels does not yet exist. >> you cannot legitimate late few forms of energy into existence. >> dr. spencer also argues the climate system is also much less sensitive to co2 than most experts claim and co2 in the
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atmosphere might not even be a bad thing. >> it might make people feel mak good about themselves we'red actually doing something to help the environment, but it's not going to have any measurable impact on future global temperatures. >> others argue against cap and trade's practicality. president obama wants us. >> to get to 1909 levels by 2020 and reduce an additional 80%. >> what does it mean in practice terms? it means reducing our fossil fuel energy use to a level the united states last l experienced 100 years ago. >> most ofunit all, critics arge what the system would mean for an already struggling economy. >> it punishes the use of fossil fuel so other sensors of energy that are more expensive will become more mo attractive. >> washington times stated in 2009 that obama's climate plan could cost describe close toilli $2 trillion. that's nearly three times the white house's initial estimate.
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>> wheregy do they get their knn they get it from ray payers and people who buy gasoline and natural gas and electricity. so eventually the consumer pace 100 percent of the plan. >> under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. >> once people saw it was a huge tax increase folded into their energy bills, then people sawbil the economic impact not only ona their pocketbook, but also on american jobs and american competitiveness around the world. >> the greatest amount ofwo experience that anyone has with cap and trade is in the european trading scheme. and they have been dabbling inee this for a couple of years now.f >> you have had a number of companies in europe of that shut down fact race and moved out of europe completely in the developing countries that aren't suppressing their car won monoxide emissions. >> the bill that would establish
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a cap and trade system in the u.s. similar to the e. u.'s trading system narrowly passed last year in the house. wha >> what do you say to the 212 that voted against it? >> the bill was a thousand page monstrosity of all sorts ofy deals and special arrangements for all groups. that will create a lot ofwill regulation, create a lot of work for lawyers and lobby iists. it won't do much to make us a se wealthier society. >> i look forward to working with the>> bill in t the senateo congress can send me a billy can sign into >> politicians are more interested in beginning power than theyinte are in improving r economy. either that, plain stupid. they really don't care whether the all they care about is that this is an opportunity to expand government. and sense all of humanity requires energy, this kind of
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>> welcome back. people and businesses are going green but is the movement actually helping the environment orgr justee lining the pocketsf big corporations? >> the green revolution is the solution to the financialtion crisis, the national securityis crisis, the debt crisis, and the climate crisis. they are all connected. >> ever since the 2006 debut of al gore's movie "an inconvenient
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truth," the businessss o of glol has been moving. and turning huge profits. >> paper or plastic? >> plastic. >> everywhereeryw we look we'rem bombarded with images pushing li the green lifestyle. >> you have thee me media want o sell b what's going to be the best headline, the truth, climate continues, changeable, not very exciting, or the lie, world to end shock, pictures, pages 2 to 14 and you have the scientists in search of grants, you have the politicians in search of the issue. you look at the grants theis scientists are get being, they are becoming multi-millionaires at the expense of the taxpayer. >> and it's working. more and more companies have decided they can get rich off os consumers byum producing and promoting products they claim are green. >> the green products market in the u.s. was $209 billion in
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2005. one year later an inconvenient truth hit the screen and the market exploded. projections say consumers will spend $420 billion on green pode in 2010 and $845 billion by45 2015. >> al gore's movie really jump started the consumer awarenesses that somehows global warming, yu know, was going to cause the end of the earth as we know it inwe less than ten years. t >> and it didn't just jump start spending at the supermarket and the mall. >> investment in v the greenen fied hasin essentially doubled and td doubled again. it went from basically zero to over five to six billion dollars a year in new start-up companies. the entire business has really just boomed. >> so what is all this money being spent on? it's being spread across the board from environmentally friendly cars to energy efficient light bulbs to
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recycled soil let paper. but there's growing concern about the products and whether they really deliver on their, quote, green claims. >> a lot of the claims for green products are misleading. they don't make us healthier, they don't improve the benefitan and they certainly don't make us happier. what they do is raise price force typical american consumers. >> how do the companies that, quote, go green pull in billions? >> by recruiting the big guns to sell their environmental doom and gloom. story, hollywood. >> i'm doing what i can because it is an issue that i think is a global one in every sense of the word. >> an environmental disasters we've been confronting have been caused by us. >> you can't go to the movies oy pick up a magazine without seeing images of the, quote, go green movement. what are you to do after beingn. made to feel so guilty about your, quote, carbon footprint?" spend more money onon buying
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carbon offsets. >> it's the idea that in youricu activity, your electric use produces so much carbon dioxide that you can offset that by buying something that will reduce an equivalent amount, for example, you can pay to participate in a project where they are planting a lot of trees, you are counteracting your own carbon dioxide emissions. >> many airlines offer the option of purchasing the offs on sites on their websites as part ofpart your ticket purchase.the now the off sets themselves are their own million dollarsmi describe. but do i they really help the environment? th >> when you buy these carbon credits, what you are reallyhat doing is paying to plant a tree in either china or the amazon. that's usually where all the carbon credits come from. it's a total scam. >> the global warming alarmists tell us we have to reduce our issions immediately or many of the off sets don't take effect
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for several decades. >> while al gore continues to travel in gas guzzling jets and s.u.v.s, all under the guys that his carbon off sets will even things out. >> you h see people like al gory former vice president, claiminga that all of his activities are fully offset, that they buy carbon off sets to counteract all of the emissions that he produces from flying around in his private jet plane. these carbon off sets are meant to make people feel less guilty about their high-flying lifestyles. >> although hollywood's influence is massive, a more powerful force has even more force over what you buy and how you live. >> the threat from climate serious. it is urgent, and it is growing. >> the green revolution has rev taken hold in democratic-controlled washington. and it's no wonder if the 2008 election cycle environmental groups gave democrats nearly all of their $2.8 million in don't
9:59 pm >> we will create a grown retch laws with investment in biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal. >> there is a very close relationship between there democratic party and the environmental pressure groups. >> as long as the money keeps flowing in, democrats will keep pushing green as the way towi solve the world's problems.ll >> the only reason many. these green products and these green industries have started id because the government has decided this is what we should dowh versus a free market. we know what the government decides rather than the free market it will be wasteful and i will logically put together, guess what, most of the projects are. >> with the fear of doomsday push by the al gores of the world, americans continue to sink their money into one green thing of a another with not much to showr th for it other than t swelling bank accounts for those selling the products. >> at the end of the day adopt the

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